We are gatherers, always have been. In our travels we seek to salvage prized artifacts abandoned by others—forgotten toys, discarded books, retro glassware, and a variety of vintage housewares. We view these things as lost treasures rescued from a bygone era. Sometimes these items are one-of-a-kind. Other times they number in short supply and can no longer be found with the slightest of ease. But we are always looking, and have a discerning eye.

For the past 14 years we have been gathering these artifacts, so great in number that our tiny house in the Pennsylvania wilderness is ready to explode. As a result, we have decided it’s time to pass on these goods to new people for new experiences. And we are doing so at a rapid pace, adding pieces from our diverse collection on a daily basis.

We number three—Michelle, Matthew, Ethan. DoNotDestroy® is our moniker. Its translation is simple. We hope to promote preservation through commerce. And we hope you enjoy.


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  • ill show you mine if you show me yours, idea by donotdestroy by poly-ester
  • Found Six Million Dollar Man puzzle at the thrift store. Turned out be a stash. by Annals of Americus
  • Tupperware Zoo Its-70's by CheshireCat666
  • Hallmark Peanuts postcards-early 70's by CheshireCat666

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June 2005
Steel Town USA
Steel Town USA, USA
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Other and Taken
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